Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Big, Bright & Beautiful!

Is it summer yet where you live?  In Oregon we always say if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes.  Today we've had gray skies, rain, clouds & now sun.  The flowers are in full bloom & that's what I chose to use for my summer card to enter the Stampendous! June challenge HERE.  This is from the Tropical Garden set.  I white embossed it, distressed with peacock feathers, shaded lilac & squeezed lemonade & then spritzed (got a little heavy handed--LOL!) with Shimmer Spritz frost.  I added Stickles to the stamen & then cut the image into 4 squares when it was dry & mounted them with foam tape.  The fancy corners are Spellbinders Parisian Motifs die cut from white shimmer cardstock.  Hopefully the sun will last, since I'm off tomorrow & we're heading for the lake.  Thanks for coming by--I appreciate all of you.

13 comments:

  1. Oooooooooh....this is gorgeous!!!

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  2. .....Oh and thanks for playing in the Stampendous! June Summer challenge!!!

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  3. This is lovely! I really like the embossing and distressing! :> The scrolls add so much!

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  4. Hi, Greta! Yes, this IS "Big, Bright, & Beautiful"! It reminds me of a beautiful tile on a restaurant wall. Love what you've done. Great job!

    You asked the question, "Is it summer yet where you live?"
    OH MY, is it EVER! Our high temperature today was 109.
    Is that summer enough!!??

    I love your line, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."
    Unfortunately, we have to wait until October, before we will like our weather, again. Could you send us some of your "weather"? :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Don't ya just love these pretty colors?! They look amazing all blended together, Greta - beautiful card!

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  6. Beautiful colours and love that splash of yellow in the middle, Greta! Love the look of the four panels with the corners too!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  8. Greta-I just had to pick my jaw up from the ground!!!! This is STUNNING!!!!!!! Have a wonderful time on your boat-we went out with friends on their boat last week and had such a relaxing time:). And yes- summer has been here in the Northeast although temps for the past few days have been a bit cooler (70's instead of 90's). Supposed to get in the high 80's tomorrow.

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  9. Wow, gorgeous summery card, Greta! Beautiful distressing and shimmery goodness! Those colors look absolutely divine together. Hope you had a wonderful time at the lake. xo

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  10. wow... this is just so pretty, greta!! definitely says "summer"!!

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  11. very pretty Greta. I love all the shimmery colouring and your corner accents are lovely

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  12. Greta, this is incredible! The colors are so stunning! I LOVE your embossed hibiscus draped in all of that marvelous color and shimmer. Thanks so much or playing along with the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

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